Get to Know – Mitch Cantwell, Market Analyst

Meet Mitch Cantwell, Market Analyst and new HLC team member!

Mitch Cantwell serves as a Market Analyst in the Dallas Industrial Division. In his role, he is responsible for assisting in project leasing assignments, as well as marketing and business development efforts of the Industrial team and other HLC clients.

Mitch is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University where he received a BBA in Marketing and his MBA in Finance.

Mitch was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His whole family lives there, and he said, “It’s a great size for a city.” He had fun growing up in Albuquerque and was very involved in football, baseball and track. He went on to play some football in college at Abilene Christian University before he transferred to DBU.

What brought you to HLC?
During my time at DBU, I was a staff assistant for the Vice President of the university. He knows Holden Lunsford and helped me get connected with him. HLC is a great company with good people and when the job opportunity presented itself, I knew it was the right fit. Also, I grew to love Dallas while I attended DBU, so I was excited to find a position here!

What about your role here at HLC most excites or interests you?
As an analyst I get to work with the whole team, which gives me a broad-spectrum view. In working with different people, I get to experience a lot of different working styles and perspectives.

Which HLC value resonates the most with you and why?
Golden Rule. We are all valuable. As humans we are all on the same playing field, regardless of age, title or background. Treating others as equals is a great way to build client relationships. Employing the Golden Rule in business sets HLC apart and distinguishes us from our competition.

You are a new addition to the crayon box, what color are you and why?
Yellow. I’m optimistic, outgoing, personable and relationally driven.

What three words would you use to describe the HLC culture?
Dynamic, engaging and fun!

What are three interesting things about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?
I’m Hispanic. I hate seafood. I love Harry Potter.

Who or what inspires you?
My older brother Johnny. We are very close, and he has been a great role model for me. He is disciplined and successful, but still humble. I want to be like him and follow in his footsteps.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I like to be outdoors fishing or golfing. I love the mountains, and I like traveling. I like to spend time hanging out with friends, and I also enjoy working out.

How do you define success?
Contentment. Waking up every day excited and happy to be where you are. Valuing the people that are around you and having good relationships with those that support you and push you to be your best.

If you were the CEO of a company, name one thing you would make mandatory in the office and one thing you would ban.
Mandatory – 30-minute power naps. Ban – ties.

Where is the furthest you’ve traveled?
New York City.

What is your favorite ice cream?
Blue Bell’s Cookie Two Step.

Favorite quote?
“Discipline equals freedom.”

What character would you be in a book, movie or TV show?
Jim from The Office.

What superpower would you like to have?
Read people’s minds.

If you could steal credit for any great piece of art, song, film or book which one would you claim?
The movie, “Remember The Titans.”

Which animal would make the best president if the animal kingdom ever rose up and took over?
A bald eagle. It’s serene, elegant and beautiful, while being fierce, strong and wise. And it has the vantage point of seeing things from above.

Last meal?
My mom’s enchiladas and rice with Andy’s custard for dessert.

Welcome to HLC Mitch, we are glad you are here!